Loop Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

The Loop Trail at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia is a part of the other bike and walking trail system. The Loop Trail is well marked and is characterized by a sand/dirt surface. Some of the sand is loose as on a beach but most of it is packed well and easy to walk on. The trail is a loop that circumnavigates the lake but the lake is not a feature of the trail. There are opportunities for wildlife viewing (deer in particular) and there are pine trees lining most of the trail. There are also areas of wide open sunlight so the trail can be quite hot in the summer as the sun reflects off of the white sand. The open areas are approximately 20% of the total trail length so it's much easier to walk in the morning before the afternoon baking Columbia sun warms up the sand. The pine trees are quite tall and beautiful and the trail is very quiet.

hiking
3 months ago

The bridge that was destroyed during the flooding in 2015 has been replaced. Nice easy hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice long walk. Enjoy teh quiet in the big city

mountain biking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great trail near my home. Sandy, mostly double track, moderate dog/walking traffic. Good speed trail.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

great trail, but there was a detour. The original trail does not have any markings and that could be confusing.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

amazing

walking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Was a nice walk on a beautiful day. Flat terrain, lots of dogs and joggers. A good route to get out and get some fresh air.

Monday, April 18, 2016

geocaches galore!

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

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